Friday 19 May is the 18th annual National Walk Safely to School Day. To mark the day, all primary school children are being encouraged to walk to school.
The day encourages primary students across Victoria to walk to and from school as often as possible and encouraging healthy habits. The benefits of walking for children can help improve fitness, friendship, their confidence and even help the environment as we reduce transport pollution.
Some helpful tips for you and your children, if you are planning to get involved.
Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously near schools. Drivers need to ensure they are watching out for pedestrians walking across the roads and people riding bicycles. Within school zones, the speed limit is 40km/h between 8:00am to 9:30am and 2:30pm to 4:00pm.
For more information about community road safety and active travel campaigns such as this, please contact Wellington Shire Council Community Wellbeing Business Unit on 1300 366 244.